Please note that the results of every procedure will vary from patient to patient. Norwood Day Surgery can neither predict nor guarantee success, please book a consultation to find out if this procedure is right for you.
A tummy tuck at Norwood Day Surgery in Adelaide enables men and women to confidently show off their abdomen areas by removing excess skin and tightening the area.
With increasing participation in outdoor activities and less restrictive general attitudes towards revealing styles, greater attention is directed to the size and shape of our bodies. We are also more conscious of our weight as it relates to general health and social acceptance. It is not at all surprising, therefore, to find greater interest in those surgical procedures that can be selectively employed for figure improvement.
Surgical procedures of this kind are not directed toward weight reduction, which is still a dietary problem. Surgery does however, give our patients an opportunity to correct some of those conditions which result from earlier obesity and pregnancy such as the skin around the abdomen becoming loose. This can be debilitating when it comes to being confident in their appearance as well as restrictive on physical movement, especially if a large amount of weight has been lost. If you have been working hard and achieved significant weight loss then you may have excess skin. Norwood Day Surgery in Adelaide can use tummy tuck surgery to eradicate this skin and improve the overall appearance of your abdomen.
What is a tummy tuck?
Modified abdominoplasty is an operation performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin folds in the mid to lower abdominal region, most often accompanied by stretching of all the abdominal structures resulting from pregnancies. Diet and exercise alone cannot provide correction, since the deformity stems primarily from structural change. Repair may include tightening of the abdominal supportive structures and surgical removal of the excess skin folds.
How is a tummy tuck done?
There are many variables and several methods that can be employed. The basic operation involves raising the abdominal skin and fatty tissue, stretching it in a downward direction, and removing the excess with suture line closure within the so-called “bikini line”. Repair of muscular supportive structures is done at the same time. The operation frequently requires repositioning the navel to a higher level.
Recovering from a tummy tuck
It’s important to take time to rest and heal after receiving a tummy tuck procedure. We will provide you with distinct instructions so that you are comfortable during the recovery process. We recommend ensuring that everything you will need after your procedure (water, pillows, creature comforts) are located close to your bed or area of rest before you go into surgery. This will ensure that movement will be limited which is important so that the stitches have time to heal.
If you have any questions regarding your tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure we encourage you to ask one of our doctors during your consultation. Our staff are more than happy to answer questions about any of our procedures for your own peace of mind.